Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tax Season Savings at Melloy Dodge

Tax season is upon us, Albuquerque, which can be a time of anxiety and procrastination for many. Yet, when the paperwork is done and the W-2s are recycled, for many of us, it means that there is a nice tax refund coming our way. There are lots of benefits to making the purchase of a new or used vehicle with the extra income generated by a tax return, and at Melloy Dodge, there’s lots of amazing incentives this time of year, too! We’re offering 100% MSRP on trade-in vehicles, and $9,000 off 2015 RAM 1500s- and that’s not all!

February kicks off the tax buying season, when a little extra padding is available to most Americans, enabling them to make investments on big, necessary purchases. You’ll often hear conflicting notions of when the best time to buy a new vehicle is, but at Melloy Dodge, the best incentives are offered during the spring season after the long winter lag. Extra cash in hand puts buyers in a powerful position at both dealerships and local lenders, so if you are in the market for a new vehicle to speed off into the new year, like a Dodge Dart, now is a good time to begin shopping. The late winter and spring market is a buyer’s market- take advantage!

Regardless of other factors, the best time of year to buy a new or used vehicle, whether it is a sporty vehicle like the Charger, or a something with power and versatility like the RAM 2500, is when you have the money to make a significant down payment. The average tax return in the U.S. is around $3,000- enough to make a large down payment on many of the cars that are currently on the lot at Melloy Dodge. And if that is not enough, we have a lot of specials to save you even more cash this month.

February is RAM truck month, which means amazing savings on our whole RAM inventory. Right now, you can save up to $9,000 on 2015 RAM 1500 models. Pair these deep discounts with the extra cash from your tax return and our already unbeatable prices, and it is hard not to find something you love well within your price range. Not ready for long term commitment? Put your return towards leasing an excellent new vehicle, like the Dart, for just $199 a month.

In addition, when you bring in your old car for trade-in, we’ll give you 100% of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price back, after making appropriate deductions for normal wear and tear. Need another reason to start shopping for your new vehicle at Melloy Dodge today? We’re New Mexico’s largest Dodge and RAM dealer, and we’ve been in the business of making people happy all year long since 1955. Schedule a test drive by giving us a call at (888) 760-4136.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tips for a Productive Test Drive

One of the most important processes when selecting the right Dodge car or RAM truck for you is the test drive. A proper test drive can give you a good idea how a car or truck handles, what features it has and how they come in handy, and provide a lot of insight into the unique assets of that particular vehicle. At Melloy Dodge we cannot possibly stress enough the importance of the test drive. There are a lot of elements that come into play when deciding which vehicle is a perfect fit for you, and you cannot get a true feel for that without a thorough drive. Whether you’re taking a sportscar like the Challenger, or a minivan like the Grand Caravan, out for a spin, we have a few tips to make sure your test drive is as productive as possible.

The first step to a successful test drive is do your research. Online you can view our inventory, and get all the details of the car you are interested in. On average, people preparing to buy a new car spent a total of 12 hours browsing online before entering a dealership! You don’t have to spend that much time, but having a good idea of what you value in a new vehicle is useful. Once you’ve decided on a particular vehicle model (or several), give us a call before you head over, and let us know what you’re interested in and that you’d like to take a test drive. This way, we’ll have the specific vehicle you requested ready and waiting for you.

As you prepare to take your test drive, ask one of our experienced Melloy Dodge salespeople all of your questions, and pay close attention to the unique features that you can see both inside and outside. Don’t be shy! We’re here to help you make a confident and informed decision. As you get settled inside the car, take note of where everything is- the radio and climate controls, etc.- and check out the size of the center console, glove compartment, and other useful features. Once you feel familiar with everything, you can pay attention to the way the car drives, without getting distracted by the cool features inside.

Before you take off, make sure your steering wheel, seat, and mirrors, are all properly adjusted. The last thing you want is to try to get comfortable while you’re navigating Albuquerque’s traffic! Turn off the radio, as well, so you can hear the engine and the gear changes. Try to recreate the conditions you normally face during your everyday driving. For example, if you commute to work via the freeway, make sure you spend a little of your test drive there. Pay attention to all of the mechanics of the Dodge or Ram you’re driving as well- check the bakes, try out the parking and turning radius, and (when appropriate!) the acceleration.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Buy or Lease a New Car?: Some Insight

Buying a new car is an exciting time, though the financial logistics can become confusing. At Melloy Dodge we strive to provide top notch service, and give our customers an honest assessment of the vehicle that’s right for them, and how to pay for it. Something that we are asked quite frequently is: should I buy or lease this Dodge? The answer isn’t as straightforward as most buyers would like, but instead, depends a lot on lifestyle factors, budgets, and personal preferences. Here we’ve outlined some of the advantages of both options, and things to consider when making the decision. Of course, Melloy Dodge is staffed with experts who can provide you lots of guidance on a new car purchase, so don’t hesitate to stop in or call with questions!

Leasing is a more and more popular option for independent buyers as well as businesses. Leasing involves an agreement between both parties that allows the leaser to use the vehicle, whether it’s a Dodge Dart or a RAM 1500, for a fixed period of time, for an agreed upon amount of money. Leasing comes with a number of benefits like lower monthly payments, an easier approval process, and the fact that because you will only have the vehicle for a number of years, you do not have to pay for any major repairs because your vehicle will be under a new car warranty for the duration of the time in which it is in your possession. In addition, if you frequently lease cars, you will always be able to enjoy the benefit of having the latest technology at your disposal.

Some people, however, prefer to finance a car, so that they can own it exclusively. Melloy Dodge has lots of easy financing options (take a look at our online financing application!) on all makes and models on the lot, so if financing is your preference, we make it easy. Financing a car involves making a set monthly payment for a number of months. Once you’ve made the payments, you own the car for good. For shoppers looking to get the maximum value out of their investment, financing is often a good choice. With financing, there are no restrictions on mileage or strict regulations on wear and tear, and you can sell or trade in your car at any point instead of waiting for the end of your lease.

No matter how you choose to finance your new car, we hope you’ll choose Melloy Dodge. Our staff of experienced professionals will help you make the right decision and get you behind the car of your dreams. Get started shopping by viewing our online inventory! Have questions about a specific vehicle or payment option? Get in touch with us to get all of your questions answered.